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Last week, Coffee County Deputy Blake Simmons was on patrol in Lakewood Park just over the Rutherford County line in the Beechgrove area where he says he saw a Cory Smith whom he knew had an active arrest warrant.
Officials say there are more than 800 staff vacancies in Tennessee's public and private prisons amid ongoing complaints from employees, inmates and others about pay, benefits, safety and other concerns.
At the state level, the playbook showcases the Tennessee Promise program. The program serves over 16,000 students and is contributing to a 10 percent increase in public higher education enrollment and a 25 percent increase at community colleges throughout Tennessee.
Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently highlighted by Governor Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill marking the signing of the new law.
"So, how did you get to Atlanta," I asked. He grinned, "When I had a weekend pass I'd come to Atlanta because I loved it, after the Army I just stayed here."
A 20-year old man will face the Rutherford County Courts on Monday June 20th, to formerly hear the "Aggravated Rape" charges against him.
A federal judge has ordered a recount of votes on a 2014 amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that made it easier to put restrictions on abortion.
Having already made a .50-caliber sniper gun the official state rifle, Tennessee lawmakers voted Monday to make the Holy Bible the state's official book.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has hired four new elevator inspectors, including the first female elevator inspector in the state's history.
An Antioch man has been charged with distributing bottles of sizzurp -- a modified cough syrup -- in Bedford County.
Authorities in Franklin County have announced that the accused shooter of Sienna Dusk Owens the 11-year-old girl who was found shot over the weekend is a 12 year-old classmate.
A Dowelltown man charged with child rape for allegedly touching his eight year old niece in a sexual manner was sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Wednesday, December 2.
Recovery Courts in Tennessee have been putting people who struggle with mental health and substance use issues on the path to a more successful and rewarding future since 2003.
According to Manchester Assistant Police Chief Adam Floied, two people wanted in connection with a Covington, Georgia homicide/robbery were arrested in Manchester.
Heroin use is sharply increasing in Tennessee right now. More people are seeking treatment for a heroin addiction in Tennessee when compared to years past.
One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
Tennessee Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security Bill Gibbons was in McMinnville recently to explain to local officials why the state wants to close the Driver Testing Center in Warren County.
A 25 year old Woodbury man, who apparently tried to outrun the law in a pursuit, wrecked his automobile Saturday morning on Highway 56 in DeKalb County.
The show is being sponsored by the Student Affairs division and co-hosted by the Office of Campus and Student Relations and the Smyrna Center.
The Murfreesboro City Council held a public comment meeting Thursday night where one Murfreesboro resident brought up a possible issue with traffic signs.
According to the CDC report, 45 percent of those who have used heroin had been dependent on prescription painkillers. Another finding: people without health coverage are more likely to use heroin.
News outlets sometimes get words wrong. With more, here is Dr. Larry Burris from MTSU...
"She felt bad that her shorts were not large enough to conceal the narcotics because they belonged to her and she handed them to Mr. Smith right before we arrived."
43 year-old Bradley Newton Weir the former baseball coach at Coffee County High School had his attorney enter a plea of not guilty to a 16 count indictment issued by the Coffee County Grand Jury.
Robert Travis Rosson the man accused of allegedly charging at a Coffee County Deputy with a knife last Thursday was booked in at the Coffee County Jail Monday night under a $500,000 bond.
NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).
A Smithville mother and her boyfriend were indicted by the DeKalb County Grand Jury today (Tuesday) in the death of the woman's 22 month old son over the weekend.
According to Cannon County Sheriff's Department Reports Deputy Lee Colwell spoke with a Mr. Larry Brandon who advised that he owns a farm on Lonnie Smith Road and found that some items were missing.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Lawrenceburg Police Department lieutenant accused of borrowing a firearm from his subordinate and then pawning it without his knowledge.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Santa Fe woman accused of stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from her grandmother.
Two Tennessee lawmakers have introduced companion bills that would legalize the possession and casual exchange of up to half an ounce of marijuana.
A gas station in La Vergne was robbed a second time in two months and police need your help...
The Murfreesboro City Council approved an agreement with Wiser Consultants, LLC of Murfreesboro to assist with the relocation of Lytle Street between NW Broad Street and Barker Street...
A new year brings new partnerships, as an agreement between the municipal airport and Air Methods will soon base LifeFlight services in Murfreesboro...
Federal officials have awarded a $17.5 million grant to Tennessee to expand preschool services.
It took police six minutes to apprehend a suspect Friday morning who had stolen a truck in front of the vehicle owner and his daughter.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state's Top Ten Most Wanted list, Jabriel Aireece Linzy...
Last year, identity theft accounted for 14 percent of all complaints recorded by the Federal Trade Commission...
Beth Duffield, Vice President of Workforce Development for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, says mentor recruitment is going very well.
If your home is repaired, the City would assist you with a five-year forgivable loan.
According to Tim Hancock local agent with the TWRA, the student who killed the bobcat DID NOT hang it from the goalpost.
City officials planning and making changes to help make Murfreesboro a better city.
A terminally ill woman plans to end her life under the Death With Dignity Act.
The overall Middle Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index rose to 226 for September, up from 203 in May.
Mayor Shane McFarland has been appointed to replace recently departed council member Toby Gilley on the Power Board, as Gilley takes a judge's seat...
In the most recent case, a 19-year old woman in Murfreesboro told police that she was raped while spending the night at a home in the area of Mercury Boulevard.
August's final meeting of the Murfreesboro city council was most notable for also being the final meeting for Councilman Toby Gilley, departing to take up a General Sessions Court judgeship...
Bryan Barrett hosts the WGNS TV news update for Thursday, August 27th.
The victim claims the caller told her to visit a bank on West Clark Boulevard in Murfreesboro and to write several checks "for cash" and then send them via Western Union to Westmoreland, Jamaica.
The only items reported as stolen were a pair of $50 Nike running shoes, a cell phone and a 6-pack of Red Apple Ale.
At this point, the subject has been accused of forging some $3,462 in checks.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Smyrna, Tennessee man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor in Jackson County, Tennessee.
"Mr. Smith advised that the subject then became irate stating that he would shoot them if they came back to his property (the lake)..."
Meth continues to plague Rutherford and Surrounding Counties. The most recent case led police to a domestic violence call at the Knights Inn on S. Church Street in Murfreesboro
The polls in Rutherford County will be open from 7AM to 7PM, Thursday August 7th. Do you know where your polling precinct is located?
WGNS usually does not report attempted suicide stories, but that changes when the attempted suicide threats revolve around other potential victims.
A 16-year old girl who was reported missing in the Middle Tennessee area this past week has been found.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 9 and Rescue 2 were dispatched to a fire call at 2631 Belle Rive Drive just after 11:30 Thursday night.
According to the warrants, in addition to the bruises the victim also had her head shaven as punishment for not participating.
Many residents from Rutherford County headed to Nashville on Wednesday night for the Kiss and Def Leppard Concert...
Dozens of health clinics focused on serving those people across Tennessee most in need may have to close their doors with a major source of federal funding set to expire in 2015.
TBI Special Agents began investigating the death of Valerie Jean McFadden on June 23rd, the same day a passerby discovered the body of the 61-year-old Readyville woman
An MTSU senior is SURF-ing through samples of a body fluid this summer in a research project that will ultimately help her assist investigators in their quests to solve crimes.
Infiniti on Thursday began assembly at the Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant, a partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG. The first engine to be assembled at the all-new facility is a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline 4-cylinder developed by Daimler.
Animal rights activists were back again Friday holding signs in protest of the 2nd annual DeKalb County Young Farmers & Ranchers "Giggin for Grads."
The Tennessee Regulatory Authority approved the addition of a new area code—629.
Police pulled in behind the 24-year old and ran his tag number. That was when they found out the tag was supposed to be on a Ford Explorer and not an Oldsmobile.
Today, the Joe Carr for Senate Campaign announced the endorsements of Middle Tennessee Representatives Sheila Butt (R-Columbia), Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma), Mark Pody (R-Lebanon), Courtney Rogers (R-Goodlettsville), Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna), Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg), and Rick Womick (R-Rockvale).
Nolan Anderson (Dude) Northcutt was born in Huntsville, Alabama and at age 10, moved to Woodbury following the death of his parents.
I hesitated on actually putting this story online… but, with the consent of this gentleman, I decided to go ahead and post it, even though it is in Nashville. He wanted his story to be heard to hopefully help someone else. If someone can see his struggles, if someone can see what he is a slave to, then possibly… one person will quit drinking. - Scott Walker (WGNS)
A coworker by the name of Donald Curlee, stated that he and Mr. Wiser were cutting tries on a hill side when the accident occured.
37-Year old Clint Cielto, who was arrested in Rutherford County on February 4th, will head to court later this month.
A 22-year old man who told police he was transient and did not have a home address, has been arrested on a single statutory rape charge.
A Columbia, Tennessee woman who reportedly goes by the nickname of “Cream,” has been arrested in Murfreesboro on a charge of Promoting Prostitution.
It appears as if another motorcycle has been stolen in the Rutherford County area. This time, thieves stole a 2008 Yamaha R-6 sport bike.
The man suspected of killing a 30-year old Murfreesboro woman on Gold Valley Drive in 2013 will appear in court on September 30, 2014.
Congratulations to Tori Ruis, assistant principal at LaVergne High School in the Rutherford County school system.
The County Commission race in Rutherford County continues to grow. Oakland High School Assistant Principal, Tim Roediger, has announced...
Many residents are arguing that four Walmart stores will make it hard on locally owned retailers in Murfreesboro while others say they are thankful for the jobs.
"I have a grandson in the city school system in Murfreesboro. They have fully implemented Common Core. He is in Discovery School. They have to test to get in. He was reading fourth grade level in the first grade. He loves learning but he hates school this year because he said all they do is test all day..."
Smyrna Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who can be seen on video at WGNSradio.com, breaking into the Kwik Sack Tobacco and Beer store at 543 Almaville Rd. In the video, the suspect appears to be in a red Chevrolet pick-up truck with a custom hood.
A Smyrna man has landed behind bars as a result of a 10-month investigation in Nashville. The Smyrna man was however arrested by chance, he was the passenger in a car that reportedly left the scene.... Of course the car he was in had three pounds of marijuana in it.
According to investigators, the senior citizen entered the bank wearing a mask, gloves and a cap and was armed with a firearm.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Be a female and a U.S. citizen;
• High school graduate or equivalent by June 30, 2014;
• No younger than 17 on Jan. 11, 2014, and no older than 24 by Dec. 31, 2014;
• Not be married, never have been married, never have had a marriage annulled, never cohabitated or have had a child;
• Miss MTSU must be a student of Middle Tennessee State University; and
• Miss Murfreesboro must be a resident of the state of Tennessee or attend a university in the state of Tennessee.
A car that was reported as “Stolen” by a disabled woman in Smithville has been recovered in Murfreesboro, according a MPD Police Incident Report.
A state funded Family Support Program is known by few, but serves to help many. Jo Ver Mulm told WGNS that United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee facilitates the support program that is already on schedule to help over 240 residents of Rutherford County this year.
A Murfreesboro man will face the DeKalb County courts after being accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry. 41 year old Randy Glenn Haslam of Murfreesboro is charged with...
The Smyrna Police Department tells WGNS that on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at approximately 10:00 AM, two men entered the Walmart store located at 570 Enon Springs Road East in Smyrna and allegedly stole two Samsung Galaxy cell phones.
To keep warm air in and cold air out in winter months, most of us strive to keep every door and window tightly closed. While that may help reduce heating bills, it may also increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The once commonly held belief that smoking tobacco was harmless, and perhaps even good for some, was shattered Jan. 11, 1964.
The Tennessee Department of Health recently recorded a troubling milestone: For the 350th time this year, a baby was born in Tennessee dependent on some form of powerful drugs taken during pregnancy.
A recent study found that 5.9 percent of teenage boys reported using steroids, while the rate among girls was 4.6 percent.
Rutherford County Schools OPENING 2-HOURS LATE, Lancaster Christian Academy -OPENING 2-HOURS LATE, Providence Christian Academy - Opening 2-hours late, Murfreesboro "City" Schools OPENING ON TIME
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